This is Mumbai


Buggy RideMumbai is divided into straight lines in terms of places starting from South Mumbai to North Mumbai, etc.. Also Mumbai Suburbs are known as East or West as per their location on either side of the railway tracks. We are taking Colaba as the point of commencing the guided tour and will follow the path accordingly.

1. Colaba: Colaba is the gateway of Mumbai where a majority of the   tourists stay. It starts with Gateway Of India the landmark of Mumbai, the  Taj Mahal Hotel opposite the Gateway Of India and Radio Club situated on the other side. From Gateway Of India, a boat service is available if you would like to just go for a boat ride or to go to the Elephanta Caves. There are a lot of places to stay round and about The Taj and many restaurants to wine and dine in Colaba. Cottage Emporium next to The Taj is quite famous for shopping for visiting tourists. Take a buggy Ride at night from Colaba to Churchgate if you would like to experience Mumbai well. (Km-0)

Regal Cinema-Colaba 2. Nariman Point/Cuffe Parade: Nariman Point is one of the posh areas of Mumbai and the business hub of Mumbai. However with the change in economic conditions, many Corporates have been shifted/re-located to other areas of Mumbai i.e. Parel, Worli, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Andheri-Kurla Road and Powai. The top end hotel THE OBEROI is located here with a number of Airlines Offices in this area. (Km-2/mile-1.4)

Cuffe Parade is one of the high-end areas where the famous World Trade Centre and Unit Trust of India offices are located. The also famous PRESIDENT HOTEL is located here. Navy Nagar/Army cantonment area is located here which is the boundary of Mumbai.(Km-3/mile-2)

3Rajabai Tower. Churchgate: One of the most prominent disembarking stations for Western Railway local trains, millions of people visit the same for boarding locals. The Railway Booking Office and Department of Tourism Office are located near Churchgate station. From Churchgate one Road goes to Flora Fountain and one to the famous Marine Drive. Famous sari shops Kalaniketan and Roopkala are situated here.(Km-2/mile 1.4)

4.Prince of Wales Museum Flora Fountain: Known, as Fountain area which is prominent hub for commercial activity of Mumbai as all the Major banks are located here Hence encash your Traveller’s Cheques here. Also country’s premier stock exchange Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) is situated here.(Km-0.5/mile-0.3)

V.T. Station 5. V.T.: At the other end of Fountain is Victoria Terminus now known as Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus which is the disembarking station for Central Railway local Trains and Long-distance trains. Opposite V.T. is The Times Of India building, the oldest and favourite daily newspaper of Mumbai. Adjacent to V.T. station is G.P.O.General Post Office. The road further goes up to Ballard Estate where a lot of Corporate Offices and Mumbai Port is situated.(Km-1/mile-0.6)

6. Marine Lines: From V.T. you can walk up to Metro Theatre near Marine Lines on one end and Crawford Market at the other. All the private buses for Goa start near Metro. Marine Drive Marine Lines is mainly famous for Textile Market and other wholesale markets. One of the main areas of Marine Lines are Princess Street and Kalbadevi. Try Kulfi (local Ice-cream) famous at Parsi Dairy Farm situated at Princess Street. Adjacent to Kalbadevi is Bhuleshwar area the oldest area of Mumbai where lot of traditional textiles are available. From Crawford Market you can go to Mohmad Ali Road/Bhindibazar the Muslim populated area. Do visit Rajdhani Restaurant Malbar Hill

near Mangaldas Market for good Gujarati Thali and have famous Falooda (Milk shake with Ice Cream ) at Badshah Cold Drink House, opposite the Crawford Market. (Km-3/mile-1.8)
7. Marine Drive/Chowpatty Beach: Popularly known as Queens’s Necklace this road starts from Nariman Point parallel to the Seaface via Chowpatty beach and goes on to Walkeshwar. Chowpatty beach is popular for celebrations of Coconut day and Ganesh Chaturthi immersions and for beach sports. On the beach are statues of India’s Freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel who symbolize the freedom struggle. Do visit CreamCentre restaurant opposite Chowpatti beach for Chole-bhatura(a spicy dish made of fried puri and vegetable) and Ice cream.

8. Walkeshwar/Malabarhill: At the end of Chowpatty on the slopes of Malabar hill is Kamla Nehru Park which is mainly a Children’s park named after the wife of India’s first Prime Minister. Do visit Cafe Naaz at Malabarhill and have beer and French fries or just enjoy the panoramic view of Mumbai.(Km-4/mile-2.5)

9. Kemps Corner/Breach Candy: Kemp’s Corner is the Junction of Khambala Hill and August Kranti Maidan situated near Nana Chowk. Breach Candy is a popular spot for shopping renowned departmental stores in Mumbai being Benzer, Amarsons, Premsons, Hastkala, Raymonds and Sheetal. Also at the end of the road you have the famous Mahalaxmi  Temple. (Km-7/mile-4.5)

10. Haji AliHaji Ali Circle: Further down the road, you pass through one of the most prominent circles of Mumbai . Heera Panna Complex is situated just there which is famous for imported goods. On the Haji Ali Circle is the Haji Ali fruit Juice stall which is famous. Durgah situated in the sea is a religious shrine for the Muslim Community.(Km-7/mile-4.5)

11. Worli: An answer to Nariman Point is the second largest area of offices of corporates. Situated here are Nehru Science Center, National Stock Exchange (NSE) at Mahindra Towers. When in Worli, visit the famous Jewel of India restaurant. Nehru Center is one of the most prominent place for trade exhibitions. Worli Sea Face is ideal for evening strolls as no shops and establishments are permitted on this road. The famous Worli dairy is situated opposite the Worli Sea Face. Also Regional Transport Authority (RTO) controlling traffic of Mumbai is situated here.(Km-9/mile-5.5)

12. Siddhivinayak TemplePrabhadevi: At the end of Worli, Prabhadevi starts where the renowned Siddhivinayak Temple is located. The Tuesday darshans are of most importance for devotees. From one side of Prabhadevi you can go to Dadar, a bustling area populated largely by Maharashtrians and famous transit point of Central/Western Railway traffic. Dadar houses the famous Shivsena Bhawan on on side and Shivaji Park on the other. From Dadar, you can visit the Central Mumbai suburbs i.e. Matunga, Kings Circle, Chembur.(Km-11/mile-7 mile)

13. Bandra: This ‘Queen of the Suburbs’ is largely populated by Catholics and is one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Mumbai. You can shop at Linking Road for footwear and leather goods. Macdonald’s located on Linking Road is famous for its fast food. If you like to shop for Gold/Silver you could do so at the jewellery shops located on Waterfield Road. Mount Mary Basilica The Mount Mary Basilica is located here where in September of every year the feast of our Lady of the Mount is celebrated followed by a week-long Fair. Band Stand is located in Bandra which is ideal for a leisurely stroll in the evening. In fact if you visit this area you will find a lot of families and friends enjoying the fresh air along this seafront and having the famous Indian snack bhel-puri. The famous Agnel Ashram is located on Bandstand. Jogger’s Park is located on the other end of Bandstand which is the ideal haven for joggers. (Km-13/mile-10)

14. Santacruz: The domestic airport is located between Santacruz and Vile Parle suburbs on the highway. This airport handles mainly domestic schedules of Indian airlines and Private Operators. When in Santacruz suburb, don’t miss Kobe famous for its  sizzlers. (Km-15/mile-9)

15. Juhu: From Bandra two roads are divided i.e. S.V. Road and Linking Road. Linking Road takes you to the famous Juhu Beach where Mumbai’s big hotels are situated. Juhu Beach is famous for Sunday evening outings  for Mumbaites. Also Iscon Temple is situated here which is famous for Hare Rama Hare Krishna movement and the evening aarti. Visit Hotel Woodlands at J.V.P.D. Scheme for pure South Indian food which is situated next to the Kala Niketan Saree Shop. (Km-16/mile-10)

16. Irla/Andheri(West): From Juhu beach the same is located near Cooper Hospital. It is famous for shopping imported items. At Andheri  Shopper’s Stop is one of the biggest shopping malls of Mumbai and is famous for its quality merchandizing. Visit Radakrishna Restaurant opposite Shopper’s Stop recently renovated for delicious South Indian Cuisine.Also at Andheri situated are Versova/Four Bungalows/Seven Bungalows areas.  Located near the sea these are ideal residental areas. Lokhandwala
Complex situated near Four Bungalows area, is one of the biggest uppermiddle class residential complexes now developing as shopping areas. Macdonald’s also has a branch here. Visit Hindola restaurant situated at Lokhandawala Complex for unlimited 50-75 items buffet.(Km-19/mile-10)

17. Andheri(East): The most commercially upcoming and developing area of Mumbai. Lots of Flyovers are being constructed on the highway for smooth flow of traffic. The new building EAGLE’S FLIGHT adjacent to Andheri flyover is gaining popularity as a new theatre. CINEMAGIC has opened there.(Km-19/mile-12)

18. Sahar: From Andheri to Sakinaka you have to go to Sahar Airport to board your flight back to your destination. The Leela Kempsinki Hotel is situated here. Sakinaka is the busiest junction of Mumbai. From here you can move to Powai on one end and Kurla on other end. Powai is the new hub of construction i.e. Hirandani Gardens. (Km-23/mile-14)

19. Goregaon/Malad: Goregaon is midway between Borivli and Andheri. CITYCENTER the popular shopping mall is here. Malad is famous for Marve/Aksa/Erangal beaches where the famous Raheja group hotels Resort/Retreat are located. A new movie theater MOVIETIME has opened in Malad where you can book tickets on the net. (Km-30/mile-18)

20. EsselworldKandivli/Borivli: Distinct suburbs after Malad mainly populated by   Gujaratis. There is a lot of development in these areas due to Charkop and Lokhandawala projects. Borivali is the starting station for Western Railway for Mumbai octroi limits. However trains go up to Virar in Thane District. The Navratri festival is most popular here. Indraprashta complex at Borivali is a famous shopping mall. Ferry station for Gorai Beach and famous Esselworld/Waterworld resorts.(Km-35/mile-21)

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  1. PRITIMAYA Says:

    i like to know the exact location of ISCON temple of MUMBAI. please help me.

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